Welcome to Michigan Week!

The 45th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast tickets are Sold Out!

We look forward to seeing you May 19, 2017, at the Orchard Mall!

The 45th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast theme is Remember When…

Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion.  They are a beautiful collection of people and organizations that serve others in diverse ways.

We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization.  West Bloomfield Youth Assistance, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the fiscal sponsor for the Breakfast.

2017 Sponsors:  Orchard Mall West Bloomfield;  Uncle Buck’s Party Rental; Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian; Judy Garver and Hal Parish; Commissioner Marcia Gershenson; Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society; Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence; Bob and Carol Hack; Hampton Inn; West Bloomfield; Ken and Deb Macon; Walled Lake Consolidated School District

You can become a sponsor for 2018 starting now until May 4, 2018.  Next year’s event will be May 18 at Glen Oaks Country Club.  Tickets will go on sale March 5 through May 4, 2018.  Click on “Buy Tickets” to your right and purchase through PayPal or go to the West Bloomfield Parks Recreation Center with cash or a check made out to West Bloomfield Youth Assistance.

Don Weeks—Founder of Michigan Week

don-weeks“Don Weeks, a former State of Michigan Economic Development Director, launched the tradition of “Michigan Week” on May 2, 1954. Mr. Weeks’ vision was to bring the business, labor, government and education communities under one banner to promote Michigan. The idea: an annual “Michigan Week” to allow residents to beat their drums for their state.”

Dr. Seymour Gretchko—Former Superintendent of WB Schools

S.Gretchko3x5Dr. Seymour Gretchko was the beloved Superintendent of West Bloomfield Schools from 1983-2002. He passed away on March 19, 2002 at age 71.  To honor him, one of our communities’ great heroes, the Michigan Week Committee instituted the Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award.   The focus: A prestigious award that would honor and model the principles and values embraced by Dr. Seymour Gretchko (popularly known as Sy).